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MTBS3D RT @IFCSummit: Dr. Ali Khayrallah, Engineering Director for @ericsson speaking at #IFCSummit. #clientocloudrevolution #cloudcomputing #futu
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MTBS3D RT @IFCSummit: .@tifcagroup releases new #ClienttoCloud Vision Document and a $200 off code for #IFCSummit tickets. #TIFCA #cloud #clientot
MTBS3D RT @MTBS3D: Interview with Shawn Frayne, CEO of @LKGGlass, #3D footage included. Alex Hornstein, CTO of Looking Glass Factory, will be spe…
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MTBS3D RT @IfcSummit: IFC Summit welcomes Professor Bebo White to our futurists panel. @beboac is a Department Associate (Emeritus) at the SLAC Na…
MTBS3D RT @IfcSummit: Nima Baiati Global Head of Cybersecurity Solutions for @Lenovo is speaking at #IFCSummit. #IFCSummit2019 #CyberSecurity http…
MTBS3D RT @IfcSummit: Jeffrey Shih Lead Product Manager for @unity3d’s efforts in #ArtificialIntelligence is speaking at #IFCSummit. #IFCSummit201
MTBS3D RT @IfcSummit: We are excited to welcome Director in Privacy and Security, Paul Lanois, for @Fieldfisher as a speaker at #IFCSummit. Paul…
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MTBS3D RT @IfcSummit: Adshir to discuss ray tracing at #IFCSummit. Adshir is strategically important to the #ClienttoCloud Revolution because it’…

Nintendo 3DS: Reduced Pricing, New Challenges

Poor Nintendo can't seem to catch a break!

Nintendo 3DS

First, Amazon temporarily ceased their Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS sales because of a minor inventory flaw that created scratches on the case.  That in itself wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't for the amateur press using this as an excuse to bash the 3DS for its 3D support.  The units are back on sale, by the way.

Now Nintendo made their 3DS offering more competive by reducing its price from about $249 US to $169 US.  The response?  Remarks that Nintendo is getting desperate!

According to Nintendo, the 3DS has sold 4.32 million units since its launch earlier this year along with 13.96 million software units.  The aging DS (2D Nintendo) has sold 1.44 million units during the quarter, and is expected to sell 9 million units this fiscal year.  The 3DS is up against the DS' lifetime total of 147.86 million units worldwide (released in November, 2004).

Just the other day, we had a meeting with a local mobile game developer, and the concensus on the cause of Nintendo's problems had nothing to do with their price, their 3D technology, or even the growing number of mobile device  competitors.  The 3DS' biggest problem to this day is its limited content support.  The games that exist suck just as much in 2D as they do in 3D, though it's 3D that is getting the rap (and the crap!).

Just an educated guess, but MTBS expects that when the good content drops down from the Nintendo heavens, we are going to start seeing bundle deals between the device and the software bringing things back to the $250 mark.